What will I learn?

What is Molecular Medicine? Basically, it is the specialised development of medical treatment through the fundamentals of cell, biological pathways and genome.

Advances in Molecular Medicine have facilitated major breakthroughs in disease diagnoses, management and treatment. Today, doctors are able to offer tailored cancer therapy with the improved understanding of human genome and gene pathways. Further advances in metabolomics and bioinformatics tools enable scientists and clinicians to predict drug response and improve treatment outcomes.

In Malaysia, there is growing demand for Molecular Medicine specialists especially with government’s initiatives to support the biotechnology sector with the establishment of Bio-Nexus company incentives.

The IMU Master of Science in Molecular Medicine programme is designed to cater for medical or basic sciences graduates seeking advanced training in cellular and molecular biology, genetics as well as drug development and treatment.

The curriculum provides equal emphasis on knowledge (coursework) and skills (research) with interactive lectures, case studies and discussion. Problem-based learning methods are used to stimulate analytical thinking. Students are required to propose research plans that will be put into action during the final semester. Similarly, students will have the opportunity to design laboratory management policy and product commercialization plans through the selective modules offered under the programme.

One unique feature of the programme is the flexible delivery of the coursework with classes held on weekends or online. Students also have the opportunity to conduct their research project in a related industry or their own workplace.

Overview

Molecular medicine is a major focused area of contemporary medical research, and had facilitated recent breakthrough in disease diagnosis, management and treatments. For instance, it is now possible to elucidate multiple metabolites and toxins derived from drug based on interomics approaches, design highly specific and individualised treatments through genomics screening, bioinformatics and chemoinformatics assessment and enhance bioavailability of new drugs by making use of nano-delivery. The MSc in Molecular Medicine is designed for science and medical graduates seeking advanced training in molecular and disease-oriented research. This programme aims to deliver an exceptional curriculum to equip students with skills that meet the highest demands and expectations of scientific rigour. The curriculum is innovative and draws on the expertise of our world-renowned faculty who are also passionate researchers. Core modules present the latest scientific developments in molecular medicine that are delivered through innovative andragogy. Students will appreciate the role of simple and complex molecules in human diseases and the ways in which systems biology, computational biology and chemical genetics have transformed research strategies and methodology in stem cell technology and therapeutics, drug design and development as well as medical and clinical research. Upon completion, career paths available include research scientists in academia, research institutes or industries worldwide. Graduates may also continue their education as PhD students at IMU or elsewhere.

Which department am I in?

School of Postgraduate Studies

Study options

Full Time (18 months)

Tuition fees
RM 53,650 for the entire course
Start date

Expected March, September 2022

Venue

International Medical University

No 126, Jalan Jalil Perkasa 19,

Bukit Jalil,

KUALA LUMPUR,

Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur,

57000, Malaysia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants are required to have obtained: A Bachelor Degree in related discipline with a minimum cGPA of 2.75 or equivalent, as accepted by the University’s Senate; or A Bachelor Degree in related discipline with a minimum cGPA of 2.50, but not meeting cGPA 2.75, can be accepted subject to rigorous internal assessment; or A Bachelor Degree in related discipline not meeting cGPA of 2.50, can be accepted subject to a minimum of 5 years working experience in relevant field. English Language Requirements: IELTS Overall band score of 5.0; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) overall score of 160; Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) Overall score of 180; Pearson Test of English (PTE) Overall score of 36; TOEFL (iBT) Overall score of 34.

For international students

Applicants are required to have obtained:

  • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent with minimum CGPA of 2.75 in related discipline, as accepted by the HEP Senate; or
  • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent in related discipline with minimum CGPA of 2.50 and not meeting CGPA of 2.75, can be accepted subject to rigorous internal assessment; or
  • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent in related discipline not meeting CGPA of 2.50 can be accepted subject to a minimum of 5 years working experience in relevant field.

IELTS: Overall band score of 5.0, Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): Overall score of 160,Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): Overall score of 180, Pearson Test of English (PTE): Overall score of 36, TOEFL (iBT): Overall score of 34

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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